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The Real National Emergency: The Triviality of Our Politics

1 month ago   |   By Real Clear Politics

E.J. Dionne , Wash Post
WASHINGTON - When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned that President Trump would declare a national emergency to shift around money to finance his border wall, her denunciation was predictable. But her way of expressing outrage was not. The issue she used to make her point was important on many levels.Observing the "unease" even among many Republicans over Trump's abuse of his power, she noted that "if the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency - an illusion that he wants to convey - just think of what a president with...
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